Washing machines offer unrivaled convenience when it comes to getting dirty laundry cleaned and ready to wear. But a trade off has to happen somewhere down the line. Washing machines are infamous for their water and electricity consumption which have put numerous individuals in deep waters when bills come rolling around the corners. This begs the question – just what washing machines are best if we want to save money?
- Front Loaders – These types of washing machines are usually more efficient than their top loader counterparts. Generally, front loaders need less water to get the job done and are significantly faster when it comes to draining water. This can reduce the time spent running on electricity and can save a great deal when it comes to bills. Models such as the Samsung WF56H9110CW and the LG WM8500HVA have been reviewed by numerous consumers and have been identified as water-saving alternatives for those who want to operate washing machines while keeping a close eye on their expenses.
- High-Efficiency Top Loaders – This type of washing machine is known to give a better wash than any other type available. Top loaders typically use less water and can operate at higher speeds allowing them to extract more moisture faster cutting down the time they need to be on. The problem with HE top loaders is that they will malfunction and perform more washes than necessary if and when they’re not loaded properly. This could lead to using more water and electricity than desired. The best way to make the most of your HE to loader is to ensure that it is properly loaded before you start the wash cycle.
- Top Loaders with Agitators – These are the cheapest washing machine type available today, but score poorly on the saving scale. Top loaders with agitators generally take on a smaller load, use more water, extract water poorly, and usually run for longer periods of time. So you can expect to wash less and spend more when you use these washing machines. The only reason they’ve remained so popular in the market is because of their price – they are the cheapest alternative to any other washing machine available. There are those however that have been studied to use much less water and electricity than its low efficiency counter parts, one of them is the Whirlpool WTW4850BW, a fine example of a cost effective top-loader.